This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for Friends of World Heritage. Friends of World Heritage is committed to the privacy of those individuals who visit and interact with www.friendsofworldheritage.org, and follows these practices.

What personally-identifiable information does Friends of World Heritage collect on its site, and how does the organization use it?

Friends of World Heritage is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Friends of World Heritage collects information from our users at several different points on our web site.

Sign Up
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Friends of World Heritage may ask for additional information, such as additional contact information. This information is used to contact the user/subscriber about the news for which they have expressed an interest. It is optional for the user/subscriber to provide demographic information (such as country, or zip code), but encouraged so that we can provide a more personalized and customized experience on the Friends of World Heritage site.

Surveys & Quizzes
From time-to-time Friends of World Heritage may request information from users via surveys or quizzes--generally as part of our continuing efforts to improve our family of web sites. Participation in these surveys or quizzes is completely voluntary. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and postal address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). This information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving our sites.

Send-A-Friend & Postcards
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our site, we ask them for the friend's name and email address. Friends of World Heritage will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. Friends of World Heritage will store this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The friend may contact Friends of World Heritage at worldheritage@unfoundation.org to request the removal of this information from the database at any time.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on Friends of World Heritage site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user will be able to access quiz results, or other interactive features made possible only through the implementation of cookies. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site, but again, this is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information.

Log Files
Friends of World Heritage uses the IP address from your Internet connection to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to any personally identifiable information.

Sharing
Friends of World Heritage may share aggregated demographic information with our site partners.

Donations to Friends of World Heritage
We request information from the user on our donation form. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to fill customers’ orders. If we have trouble processing a donation, this information is used to contact the user. Our donations are processed real-time using secure Verisign credit card processing technology.

Links
Friends of World Heritage web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this web site.

How can I correct any inaccuracies in information I provide or remove myself from the Friends of World Heritage database?

Correction/Updating Personal Information
If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code or email address), Friends of World Heritage will endeavor to provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can usually be done by emailing our staff at worldheritage@unfoundation.org

Notification of Changes
If Friends of World Heritage decides to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

If you feel that Friends of World Heritage is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, you should contact: worldheritage@unfoundation.org


 



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For more than 30 years, UNESCO and its partners have worked through the World Heritage Centre to identify, assess and protect places of outstanding universal value. To date, 180 countries have adhered to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, making it one of the most universal international legal instruments for the protection of cultural and natural heritage. Whilst fully respecting the national sovereignty, the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention recognize that the protection of our World Heritage is the duty of the international community as a whole. There are currently 812 World Heritage sites (628 cultural, 160 natural, and 24 mixed properties).
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